Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:00:13 -0500

From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU

Subject: doppkit, Doppelt

In a 1/26/98 message on "doppkit" Jim Rader wrote:

The "Style" section of the Aug. 1995 issue of Playboy illustrates a

Dopp kit and states in the caption that "[it was] developed by

Charles Doppelt around 1919." Take this for whatever it's worth.

Incidentally, Elsdon Smith's _American Surnames_ says of the name

"Doppelt": "The German DOPPELT and the Norwegian GEMELL record the man

born at the same time as another, a twin."

German "doppelt," of course, means "double."

--Gerald Cohen